On Thursday, September 17th, UFCW Local 152 members at DWK Life Sciences in Millville, New Jersey came together and voted to ratify a new contract!
The new contract has introduced many new perks for our members. Members will receive improved wages and now have defined rates for all classifications. Team Leads and Trainers will now receive a bonus rate on top of their base pay in an effort to reward members for their skill and service.
For the life of the contract, DWK Life Sciences members will maintain the same level of quality health insurance benefits they have had. In compliance with the New Jersey Sick Leave Law, members will now be entitled to use up to 40 hours of their vacation time in the event of an illness. Finally, seniority language was added to better define rules and protect long-time workers.
Congratulations to our members and the Negotiating Committee! This included Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Lisa Sanders, Director of Organizing Chad Brooks, Union Representative Matte Kane, and Shop Stewards Irene Johnson, Charmaine Brown, and Jeffrey Wright.
UFCW Local 152 proudly represents about fifty members at DWK Life Sciences, where “the world’s laboratories rely on us for the most comprehensive range of precision labware available,” according to their website. Products made by these members can be found all over the nation and include lab equipment and glassware.
Below are some photos of our members voting at the ratification meeting.